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Irwin, Pennsylvania

Grave of George Swanson

True to his word, George Swanson is buried in his white 1984 Corvette.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The First Heinz Pickle Charm

The souvenir got the company’s founder out of a pretty pickle at the World’s Fair.
Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park

A pyramid commemorates the birthplace of James Buchanan, one of the worst presidents in United States history.
Smithfield, Pennsylvania

Kavernputt

A miniature golf course crafted inside the world's largest simulated cave.
Bedford, Pennsylvania

Koontz Coffee Pot

This titanic java kettle is one of the many kitschy landmarks located along America's OTHER famous highway.
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Arlington, Virginia

Alexander's Island Border Dispute

The Pentagon sits on a former island that was in Virginia at low tide and D.C. at high tide.
Lexington, Virginia

Lee Chapel

This “shrine of the south” packs a controversial historical punch.
Arlington, Virginia

Gravelly Point Park

This lovely picnic spot featuring thunderous jet landings is an aircraft spotter’s dream.
Harpswell, Maine

Bailey Island Bridge (Cribstone Bridge)

An unusually designed bridge from the 1920s was built to withstand the tides and winds of Maine.
Littleton, Colorado

Bradford House II

A prehistoric rock shelter that's literally in someone's backyard.
Austin, Texas

Treaty Oak

This massive oak tree has ties to the first native tribes of the region and the founders of Texas.
Irving, Texas

Momo Stop

Exceptional Nepalese food can be found in a Texas gas station.
Hiawatha, Kansas

Davis Memorial

This massive marble memorial was built bit by bit either out of devotion or spite, but at the expense of the surrounding town.
Chicago, Illinois

Money Museum

This museum celebrating the almighty dollar lets visitors literally stand in the shadow of a million bucks.
Norman, Oklahoma

Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive

The largest collection of political commercials in the world.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Vintage Sewing Center and Museum

Its incredible collection preserves 170 years of sewing machine history.
Jefferson City, Missouri

Renz Women's Penitentiary

Destroyed by flood waters, prison now serves as a training ground for armed forces.
Independence, Missouri

Independence Temple

This otherworldly church spire reaches up toward the heavens.
Columbia, Missouri

BoatHenge

Like Stonehenge, but with boats and oodles more charm.